South Africa piled on their second-most runs in day one’s play. Bangladesh also conceded the second-most runs on day one.
It was another toiling day for the Bangladesh bowlers after captain Mushfiqur Rahim chose to bowl again. The Tigers remained wicketless in the first session. They took centurion Dean Elgar’s wicket late in the afternoon session and also sent back Markram, who scored 143 and Temba Bavuma just after the tea break.
Bangladesh bowled a lot of short balls in the innings. Markram said after the day’s play that the Tigers weren’t too bad on good batting conditions with a quick Bloemfontein outfield.
“They were at us quite a bit. The score says they didn’t bowl that well. I don’t think that’s the case. It’s a quick outfield and all of that reflected in the score,” he said.
“They had a plan to bowl short. As comfortable as you can be on the short ball, it’s never a great thing to keep facing. They bowled with great energy, good intensity.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com